tderoeck (8202) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18/IX/16 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Lourde’s and Zebe’s spring fest (I know) - BB: 11/IX/16, bottled: 11/V/16 (2016-1021) Thanks to Erwin for picking this one up for me!
Very cloudy orange beer, irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, sweet, some honey, fruity, some ripe banana, bit resinous. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: malty, bit sweet, quite some tropical fruits, resinous, bit medicinal, sweet caramel, malty, citrus. Aftertaste: grapefruit, hoppy, bitter, citrus, resinous, nice!
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as Mosaic Galaxy at 6.9% ABV, bottled 11.05.16 BB 11.09.16, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, melon, apricot. Medium bitterness, bit cookie, citrussy. Great as always.
kermis (11248) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brew Pub Le Sec. Barcelona, RBESG 2016. Very hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, peach, lychee, mango, dank hops. Flavour is light to light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. [09-07-2016]
JackMandarin (226) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie. Pours with the usual attractive Kernel cloudiness. Peachy amber. Good firm head and great lacing. Aromas of ripe and pungent tropical fruits. Good Mosaic character upfront. Very ripe strawberry. Mango. Creamy Pina Colada. Starburst sweets. Dankness ahoy! I do love the Kernel’s IPA’s.... Taste has a lovely fruity sweetness to start. Quite oily on the palate. Drying, biscuity notes come through. Grapefruit pith. Nicely balance sweetness vs. bitterness here. Never getting too astringent. Medium to light, extremely complimentary carbonation. Great medium-weight mouthfeel. A Hero-mode IPA from a world-class brewery
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow orange pour nice citrus and stom fruit nose. Tropical balanced nice smooTh pleasant. Drinks easily. Well done.
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2016 in Barcelona. On tap at Le Sec. Golden to orange colour. Hoppy, fruity and pleasant aroma and flavour.
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9th July 2016: on-tap in Brew Pub Le Sec, Barcelona with the RBESG guys. Hazy golden orange pour, not much of a head. Tropical fruits leaning towards the citric side rule both the nose and taste. Still struggling to see why so many people love this breweries beers.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Elderflowers, citrus fruit and mango meld for an intensely fruity profile in an otherwise sadly muddled IPA (lots of floating yeast).
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the murky beige. This is beyond cloudy; there is no semblance of a nice colour in here at all.
-The fruitiness almost evokes rubber at times. Or is it durian?
-Bitter resins appear in the back as well.
-The soft prickling of carbonation makes for a streamlined body.
-This is not my favorite Kernel IPA by far, but it remains a nice hop fix when you are in the mood.
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, subtle malt and pineapple. Fresh taste of grassy hop, tropical fruit, pineapple, subtle pine herb and a bitter finish. Another great kernel ipa.
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottl in the Small Bar, Bristol. Hazy amber with a frothy off white head. Big pineapple aroma. The taste is lots of tropical fruit. Pineapple especially. Underlying caramel. Very tasty.